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Could It Be You?

By Sheena Williams   When going on an interview, we feel excitement and anxiety about the possibility of securing this great job we’ve discovered. We go there filled with confidence! We know everything about everything, and there is nothing new that is going to be shown to us! We start talking to the employer and […]

He Is Abel…

By Rachel Rudd Professionalism, Knowledge, Character… This IS Abel Rivera. Possessing an electric personality, Abel is surrounded by positive energy when he walks into a room. He has a natural ability to engage others in conversation and can easily impress with his extensive knowledge in Finance and Business Management. Looking into Abel’s history, we find […]

Design Is His Game, Victor Is His Name

By Kenya C’Mone In this day of design and graphic appeal, there comes an individual who has an extensive background in this field, from planning to invention. With over 25 years of experience in Mechanical Design, this individual earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Transportation Design/Product Design and has a vast array of experience to offer […]

All Smiles

By Sheena Williams A Smile is a facial expression formed by flexing the muscles near both ends of the mouth and by flexing muscles throughout the mouth. In other words, it denotes that the one who does it is not only having a pleasant time, but is also a pleasant person. What if you are […]

Maintaining Your Professional Presence

By Sharon Rector “Don’t ever feel that you are the only one to ever have done something silly or said something crazy. We all do it! Yours truly… especially! I had not ever had any kind of experience in an office environment, when I accepted my first secretarial position. It was very new to me, […]

Job Fair and Showcase A Hit!!

By Melvin Collins, Jr.   The Job Fair and Showcase for February, “My Heart Is Set On A Job,” was a huge hit with employers and job seekers alike at The Red Men Museum sponsored by The Heart Of Texas Workforce Solutions Center in Waco, Texas. The setting was plain and elegantly simple, the employers […]

Watching The Weather

by Sheena Williams “March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers.” However, before we can get to the flowers, we need to get through the wind and the showers! Spring is in the air, but so are storm clouds, high winds, and tornadoes.  So, to make sure that you and yours are safe this […]

What It Takes to Handle Change With Grace and Ease

Excerpt from Life Transitions, Managing Change Creating Your Future It has been said the path to your greatest personal growth is through your problems. You are invited to embrace your problems for unless you have them, they will have you. There’s a huge difference between the two. You will always have problems. Life is a […]

10 Ways To Make Your Cover Letter Stand Out

February 9, 2012 By Natalia Hundreds of resumes are flooding into many hiring and HR managers. So how do you get someone’s attention? Does your cover letter “kill” or get thrown in the “b” pile? Many of your comments indicate that some of you think that using a cover letter is a relic of the […]

Customer Service

By Sheena Williams When most people think of customer service they think of sweating away in a fast food restaurant or maybe sitting on the phone in a cubicle eating Cheetos. That could not be further from the truth! Customer service is exactly what it sounds like, providing service for customers. When you walk into […]

The Perception of Tattoos

By Sharon Rector  The essence of the articles I write deal solely with life lessons, oftentimes my own, but also the life lessons of others. It is said that with age comes wisdom. Hopefully, the tidbit of wisdom I am about to share will help someone to make a better decision about their future, especially […]

Crafty Christmas

By Sheena Williams Christmas Gifts that cost very little… So, do you have a lot of people who are looking at you as their Great Santa this year? But not being employed has put you in a gift-giving pinch, right? While the obvious answer would be to politely abstain from gift-giving this year, you know […]

FUN Things To Do in Waco at Christmastime FOR FREE

By Sheena Williams The worst thing about the holidays is not being able to be with the ones you love. The second worst thing about the holidays is not being able to afford to celebrate with them the way you would like to. There are so many things around the holidays that remind us of […]

Is Being Unemployed Making You Just A Little Crazy?

By Yolanda L Salazar Being unemployed is a very stressful thing to deal with on a day-to-day basis. Being unemployed during the holiday season can also add to that stress. We definitely know it is not easy. Not knowing where your money is coming from during the next several weeks or months can certainly lead […]

Ethics in the Workplace

By Marissa Maldonado When you get hired and put time into your job, most of us tend to get comfortable with what we say and do in the presence of our co-workers, but can this hinder your career in the long run? Sometimes co-workers become our personal friends which has a lot of benefits when […]

A Great Place To Work – Check Out City of Waco Benefits

by Yolanda L Salazar The City of Waco is one of the top ten employers in the Waco, Texas area. If you secure employment with this employer, you are one of the fortunate ones. Earlier this year, we published an article entitled “Do You Want To Work For the City of Waco?” In this article, […]

So You Have A Record

by Sheena Williams There are times in our lives where we have made some bad choices, or some bad choices were made around us, and we find ourselves unable to find work due to the fact that we have a rap sheet. It can be difficult to find employment because the hiring process is all […]

An Applicant’s Blind Opponent

by Erica Mitchell-Breedlove In my Human Resources (HR) profession, I review anywhere from 80 – 1,500 employment applications on a weekly basis. Most applications are accompanied by additional precious employment documents, i.e.  resumes, cover letter, vitas.  It is when I actually have the opportunity to speak to interested candidates where an applicant’s “Blind Opponent” reveals […]

Flu Season – It Doesn’t Go Well With Work

by Sheena Williams We are not doctors, but having had a few colds around the office, we know that working with a runny nose and a fever is no fun for anyone! So in the interest of cold season coming up, we thought it would be nice (and self-serving because we needed this information too) […]

Communication Malfunction! Help!

by Marrisa Maldonado There are two key oral communication skills that most people struggle with and they are active listening and providing feedback. Have you ever had a discussion with someone and told them, “Hey, you’re not listening to me!” even though they have a response to everything you say? I think that everyone has been […]